5 Ideas To Recreate A Chic Festival Wedding
Good morning lovelies, how are you all today? To banish away those mid week blues we have some serious pretty over on the blog today, and it comes in the form of some rather dreamy festival wedding inspiration. This is no ordinary festival wedding though, we are focusing on the itty bitty details for an elegant, whimsical and oh-so chic theme. Of course, not forgetting a sprinkle of luxe detailing too!
With both festival season and wedding season in full swing, there’s no surprise why more and more couples are opting for a truly personal festival inspired wedding in Summer, especially with the temperatures we have seen over the past few weeks, too. We can also thank the endless styling possibilities, quirky and cutesy vendors and the blank canvas venues for making this such a popular theme amongst Brides and Grooms-to-be.
So, if you’re looking to re-create a fashion forward festival inspired wedding for yourself, get your notebook ready as we have everything from the fashion to the blooms and catering covered…
A festival wedding wouldn’t be complete without the perfect blank canvas to house your wedding in. The Wedding Affair’s lovely suppliers have vast range of Tipi’s that can be adapted to suit from 50-100 wedding guests, providing a magical alternative from the traditional white box marquee. They can create a bespoke package to suit any budget and can provide extras such as a fully stocked bar, lighting, styling, fire pits and much, much more.
Oh, and we do love a Yurt, too. Yorkshire Yurts beautifully hand-craft theirs to provide an oh-so magical setting for a chic wedding. The side canvas can also easily be unhooked if you have a warm sunny day, so you can take full advantage of the weather. These structures really are really designed to impress.
With a team of dedicated staff, they can design a fully bespoke styling package to ensure your event has that added ‘wow’ factor. Yorkshire Yurts realise how important your event can be and we are always happy to help so you can relax in the knowledge that you are in safe hands.
Image: Joel Skingle Photography
Blooms & Styling Ideas
A festival inspired wedding is a great excuse to go all out on the larger than life blooms and extra pretty styling (we’re struggling to think when isn’t, to be honest), whether you choose a venue that works as a blank canvas or not, showing your personalities through styling and the extra details will be a great way to bring your theme to life.
Let your imagination run wild with colourful wild flowers, all things pretty, and dainty DIY rustic details. We adore pastel colours which create natural elegance, and the look of just hand picked flowers will create an authentic look that is just breath taking. Of course, having flowers in your hair is a bridal essential!
This time of the year, there are a vast selection of beautiful flowers for you to choose from. Picks we love are Peonies, Hydrangea, Roses and Stocks. What’s your ideal summer flower, loves?
Image: Cassandra Lane Photography
For the Fashion-Forward Bride
Choose a bridal outfit that represents you and your theme. For example, dresses with with layers of floating tulle, chiffon and silk, are much more lightweight materials so not only will you be able to move freely on the dance-floor, but too, keep your gorgeous self much cooler inside a Marquee or Tipi.
Jenny Packham gowns are made for the bohemian, off-beat bride. They’re relaxed and carry an informal vibe about them yet have dainty detailing and often vintage accents, perfect for the elegant bride. Often adorned with gorgeous embellishments and in gypsy styles – there’s no reason why a Jenny Packham gown couldn’t be the designer for you.
Then onto Hermoine De Paula. Oh my. These dresses are something from heaven. They’re all completely bespoke and embellished with teeny tiny details that are personal to the bride and couple. The sheer fabrics are just what we need for a summer wedding plus, I don’t think I’ve seen anything prettier in a long time.
Images: Babb Photography – Jo Singlatary Photography – Hermoine De Paula
The festival theme would be particularly perfect for you if you have a love for entertainment and music. Take advantage of the wide open space you have hired for your wedding and opt for bands, musicians and vocalists to perform all day and night, throughout the ceremony and reception.
This will provide a great atmosphere for your festival wedding and keep guests groovin’ all night long!
Image: Joel Skingle Photography
Food & Sweet Treats
A festival wedding theme is also the perfect excuse to have lots of varieties of food, sweet treats and mobile bars.
Why not have different options that your guests can enjoy, we’re thinking ice cream buffets, larger than life dessert tables and cocktail stations. It’s a perfect way to add a little more personality into your day. Take a look at The Wedding Affair’s Approved Supplier List for the very best (and most delicious!) in the industry.
Image: Stan Seaton Photography – The Belgian Waffle Tuk
As always, do let us know your thoughts, whether you are seeking advice for your own festival wedding, or have hosted your very own. We would love to know your thoughts tonight in #weddinghour on Twitter, 9-10pm or below in the comments section, beauts!
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